Sasha mayhem: Oyo NUJ accuses Security Agencies of Bias
The Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Sunday, accused the security agencies of being partial in handling the recent civil disturbance at Shasha market in Ibadan.
Recall that the market was recently engulfed with crisis as a result of the death of a Yoruba man, Mr. Shakirideen Adeola, who died as a result of the charm allegedly placed on him by another person, who is from Hausa ethnic group.
It was obtained by newsmen, that about seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the burning of shops and houses in the area.
It was gathered that all the seven suspects arrested by the police are all from the Yoruba ethnic group.
NUJ, while reacting, condemned the arrest of only Yoruba ethnic group.
The union in a communique issued at the end of its March Congress, also urged the Government to beef up the security network nationwide for the security of lives and Property.
The union in a communique signed by the three-man communique drafting committee, Sola Samuel-Ojewole (Chairman), Dupe Fehintola ( Secretary) and Musliudeen Adebayo (member) also advised Oyo State government to put in place all machineries for effective security.
The union also condemned excesses of customs officers breaking shops to confiscate alleged contraband goods.
“That the Federal Government should beef up security networks nationwide for the security of lives and Property.
“That Oyo State government should put in place all machineries for effective security.
“That the Congress decried the arrest of only Yoruba suspects after a recent Sasa public disturbance, putting questions on the security agents’ partial operational approach.
“That the congress condemned the spate and excesses of customs officers breaking shops to confiscate alleged contraband goods.
“That government at all levels should put up synergy to end the porous Security network across Nigeria, to safeguard the nation’s territorial integrity.